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n. - A detachment assigned to protect the back of a (retreating) military body.

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Usage examples (37)
  • Adjective : a rearguard strategy
  • Even after the feminist revolution nepotism continues to play a role in rearguard efforts to preserve the male monopoly on power.
  • As an additional evil, the battalion was still rearguard, which is generally the most tiring position in a column.
  • With Paul Mara also out with an upper-body injury, the Canadiens recalled rearguard Yannick Weber from AHL Hamilton.
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